Schoolies plans up in smoke
Schoolies plans up in smoke

Darn, now the car is ruined

KEVIN Gill will need to find another lift to his schoolies celebrations after his Suzuki became too hot to handle yesterday.

Kevin finished year 12 yesterday with his final exam and was on his way home when the clutch failed at the corner of Alexandra Street and Richardson Road in North Rockhampton.

A tow truck driver helped him push the vehicle across the intersection and Kevin walked up to a store to get a drink and phone for someone to pick him up.

That’s when the towie noticed smoke coming from the car.

He made an emergency phone call and residents in the area were helped by firefighters to extinguish the small blaze.

Kevin was a bit stunned but not hurt. He was planning on driving the soft top Suzuki Sierra to Five Rocks on the Capricorn Coast on Saturday with a few mates as part of schoolies celebrations.

But the car is now ruined.



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